Red! Girl’s Night Out

01.26.16

Red Event

We are having a fun night out at my shop, Salt! This will be are second event since opening in October and we are so excited! If you are local come join us! So much to enjoy!!

Wine tastings with Stonington Vineyards
Lorna, from Jennie Fresa Beauty will be there to match lipsticks and blushes
DIY crafting with Blue Lane Events
Yummy Red Velvet Cupcakes from A Thyme to Cook
Featured Artisan: Kate Stephen Jewelry
Tons of Giveaways!!
Swag bags for the 1st, 5th and 10th customer who makes a Salt purchase
10% off all Salt purchases 6-8:30pm
Photobooth
Happy Hour Prices all night at Engine Room with Stamped pass!

Thanks to creative talents Katie Kerrigan Lettering & Design for the invitation design, Blue Lane Events for the event design & A Creative Focus Photography who will be capturing the night.

Please be sure to RSVP to saltshopandpress@gmail.com You can also join the event on Facebook!! If you can’t make it be sure to follow all the photos on our Instagram.

xx,patti

Madewell Spring 2016

01.23.16

Loving the 70’s influence I am seeing in the Spring 2016 Madewell line (preorder only)! I always love a good jumpsuit and high-waisted fits– my current fave madewell denim. Can spring get here already?! I would like to pair my jeans up with some tees, please.

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xx,patti

Weekend Links

01.22.16

watch hill in the winterIt has felt really good to back on here more often sharing posts and inspirations as they came to me this week! Planning posts has always been really hard for me and I would tend to procrastinate making it happen when it was time too, or feel bad when I was too busy to make it happen. So my plan is to pop on when I feel like it…#notaplan

This weekend will be the first weekend really off for me since I can’t really remember, besides christmas and that doesn’t really count because the relaxing is so different. We are expecting a Nor’easter here on the east coast, so we boarded up the shop, and I thought it was the perfect time to take that winter break, I have been wanting so badly. Of course I will have to keep an eye on the shop and do some shoveling but I hope to fit in some serious R&R.

Here are some links for the weekend—click around!

Flashback // to before pinterest existed and the some mags, glue sticks and a notebook were your best friend.

Design //  I just love Maps & these are gorgeous! I am so excited to be working on over 3 different maps right for wedding invites. Can’t wait to see how they all come out!

Freebie // Downloadable Love Letters

Decor // Bookshelves

Shopping  // Really into Rich Greens for clothing right now, need a puffy and this is on sale, Like?

Pinterest // My Design // Color board has really been my favorite board lately!

Weddings // Organic Seaside Wedding 

Weekend Eats // Quinoa With Chai-Spiced Almond Milk

A Good Watch // The Affair on Showtime, OBSESSED!! Also got these on my list: TIME’s most anticipated shows of 2016: Fuller House!

Business // Freelance Wisdom – a dedicated space for freelance ladies to go for personal stories, inspiration, encouragement, resources, and freelance related products. YES!

PMD posts just in case you missed it:


01.20.16 • Pantone Colors of the Year
01.19.16 • Whimsical Watercolor Invitations for Allison & Drew
01.18.16 • Bohemian Rugs
01.17.16 • Layout & Type Inspiration
01.16.16 Inspiring Abstract Artist, Heather Day

P.S photo taken at Watch Hill this morning. ombre skys! <3

Follow along on:  Facebook // Bloglovin // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest

xx,patti

Pantone Colors of the Year // Rose Quartz & Serenity

01.20.16

I am just loving the 2016 pantone colors of the year! all the hearts to rose quartz and serenity. what do you think?

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image sources [ one, two, three, four, five ]

xx,patti

Whimsical Watercolor Invites – Andrew & Alison • Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park

01.19.16

alisondrewwed_0280I was thrilled to have met Alison through a mutual friend. She has a wonderful energy and we instantly starting talking discussing her wedding details and months later her and Andrew came to my studio to talk paper!

Little did I know, Alison had amazing drawing skills and she had sketches of the Eolia Mansion in Waterford, where they were getting married. what?! Amazing, I know! LOVED the idea of having her mansion drawing on the invitation. Little touches like that make it SO special! She mailed me some final drawings and I scanned them in and played around ways to use it.

We wanted to keep the front really classic, clean and simple with her illustration and wanted to work in all of her wedding colors: light blue, navy, gold yellow, and touch of peachy pink with some fun Watercolors. After seeing the wedding photos by Maggie Conley Photography, it couldn’t have been more of a perfect match, if I do say so myself : ))

P.S little tip/idea for dark envelopes, use a lighter pigment ink pad to stamp your return address on, we used a metallic gold on navy. Adds a little detail and also glams it up a bit.

Whimsical Watercolor Invitations

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Photography // Maggie Conley Photography
Venue // Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park, Waterford, CT
Flowers // Mar Floral Old Saybrook, CT
Invitations // Patti Murphy Designs
Eolia Mansion Drawing // The Bride, Alison Feldman

Here are some more detailed photos of the invites that I took before we delivered them.

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xx,patti

RUGS!

01.18.16

wonderful discovery: esty shop, Loom & Field. OMG! I can’t stop looking, I want them all!

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xx,patti

Layout • Type • Images • Print

01.17.16

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some serious design eye candy via Snask on Behance…

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xx,patti